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38th dot-brand bows out after acquisition

Telecity Group, which used to be a major London-based internet collocation facilities operator, has told ICANN it no longer wishes to run its dot-brand gTLD. .telecity will become the 38th dot-brand gTLD to terminate its registry agreement. The company, which had close to £350 million ($445 million) revenue in 2014, was acquired by US-based rival […]

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Still generating revenue via Parking

Today: .Co pricing strategy: Your views? / Free .co.uk and. uk / LegalStocks.com Appraisal / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Two Word Brandable .coms – This buyer has a budget up to $50 per domain that meets their specified criteria. If you’re looking for […]

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New gTLDs: Are You Rich?

Did you know about these new domain name extensions which focus on wellness, wealth and ego? Well, I listed them and there is an interesting one… which really is unique. Businesses and Industries Many want to be famous and some industries should have a look at this list of extensions since they are keywords dedicated […]

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Internet Grows to 339.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Second Quarter of 2018

VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that the second quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 339.8 million domain name registrations across a…

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Does a domain sell for more if it’s expiring?

It’s a question I’ve had many times and I don’t think anyone has put together the data (or even could) to answer it. Would the same domain name sell for more in an expired domain auction vs a regular domain auction? My thinking is, yes – expired domains sell for more. This afternoon, Josh Reason […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/16/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/16/2018. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! Good Luck! SnapNames best of the Drop List! glps.com quvo.com […]

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155 Domain Discoveries for August 16th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Qixi Festival : The #Chinese domain market for “Chips” is dead

China’s domain “Chip” game is dead, and not even the Qixi Festival can revive it. The annual festival is China’s version of Valentine’s Day, and just like New Year’s in China, it’s an opportunity to exchange gifts, including money. We don’t foresee that Chinese lovebirds will spend their cash on domain names, however. Prices for […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-16-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-16-18 Strength.com closes at $300,001 on Flippa, if it closes that will be one of the biggest sales of the year. Top sales/closes from yesterday: strength.com 300,001 USD 2018-08-15 Flippa dtgo.com 50,000 USD 2018-08-15 aset.com babydream.com 5,750 USD 2018-08-15 Sedo cavanagh.com 4,256 USD 2018-08-15 NameJet myfreeimplants.com 3,991 USD 2018-08-15 GoDaddy thebestgamingmotherboards.com 3,420 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 15, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 15, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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GoDaddy domain auctions and payments – Let’s set the record straight…

Last week Dispute.com was auctioned at GoDaddy auctions for $65,000 but the winning bidder could not make payment in the time frame that GoDaddy requires. Eventually the domain went to the 6th bidder that paid $38,000 for it. So GoDaddy lost $27,000. This time frame is 3 days after the auction closes. Please note this […]

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Strength.com Sold for $300,001 at Flippa

According to a report on NameBio’s blog this morning, the Strength.com domain name sold for $300,001 at Flippa yesterday. It was the largest publicly reported sale of the day, as reported by NameBio in its morning sales report tweet: Top sale of the day goes to @Flippa – strength(.)com sold for $300,001. Daily market report: […]

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GGRG 2Q-2018 Report on Liquid Domain Sales Shows China Slowdown Driving Drop in Median Prices

The once red hot demand for short, premium .com domains in China continued to cool in 2Q-2018 according to the latest quarterly report from GGRG.

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Domain name registrations grow by approximately 2.4%, year over year

Verisign released their Q2 2018 DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF. There was an increase of approximately 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 1.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2018 From the report: .COM AND .NET BREAKDOWN The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 149.7 million domain name registrations in the […]

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Vancouver Hexonet Cruise sets sail on August 23

Great networking opportunity next week in Vancouver. If you live in the Pacific Northwest or need an excuse for a last minute trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, get ready for Hexonet’s cruise on August 23. The domain name registrar has teamed up with a lot of sponsors for its annual evening cruise, networking and educational […]

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.CLUB revenue reportedly $7.2 million

.CLUB Domains had $7.2 million of revenue in 2017. That’s according to Inc magazine, which ranked the company at 1164th in its 2018 Inc 5000 list of the fastest-growing US-based companies. Growth over three years for .CLUB, which is listed as having 17 employees, was 419%, according to the profile. .club is one of the […]

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Gumwand Inc. files lawsuit to get Gumwand.com domain name

Gumwand Inc, a company that sells tools to remove gum from flooring and public spaces, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) in Federal District Court in Virginia to get the domain name Gumwand.com. The company u…

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Minds + Machines says '.work' domain name rising in popularity

StockMarketWire.com – Domain name owner Minds + Machines Group said that as at the end of July early-stage businesses using its ‘.work’ domain name had received $168m in initial or growth funding. The …

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What domain name conferences do you go to?

I went to my first domain conference in 2010, it was TRAFFIC in Vegas (here’s the recap…scroll down and you’ll see young me!), and like most Domainers learn right-away, it was amazing to be with a group of people that would actually enjoy talking about domain names. Yeah, it’s no secret that we’re a niche […]

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Evaluating Domain Hacks

Today: Christian.com sold for $600,000 / DomainX 2018 – A Super Domaining Show again! / Meichou.com sold for $7,877 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Block/Coin/Chain/Blockchain/Crypto Domains – Be sure to check your domain portfolio for one of these domain assets. If your domain […]

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132 Domain Discoveries for August 15th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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QC .com : Two letter .com #domain heads over to #China

Two letter .com domains are the cream of the crop of any acquisition. Domain investor, George Kirikos, announced that QC.com has changed hands, and it’s now under Chinese control. QC is a great letter combination, as it’s a common abbreviation for “quality control” in products. That’s a hint of an oxymoron right there: Chinese products […]

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Espresso.net closes at $10,001 in a battle between two bidders

As I mentioned earlier today I started tracking GoDaddy public auctions lately. I had another domainer ask why they didn’t seem to do as well as expired auctions. (People would rather donate to GoDaddy than another domainer?). In talking with Michael Sumner he explained that Namebio has not tracked GoDaddy public auctions, no real way […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 14, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 14, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Liquid domains market: GDPR cools down Escrow.com reported sales

GDPR COOLS DOWN REPORTED SALES: As GDPR takes effect, Escrow.com reports the lowest volume of sales since the start of LXDO. GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 2nd quarter of 2018 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com. This report is focused on 2018 Q2 and presents key statistics of the domains that […]

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In the next round of new extensions will .Coin go for a pretty penny?

When the next round of new gtlds comes around, (yes there will be another round). What will be the extensions in demand? As many know Mike was involved heavily in the first round of new gtld’s consulting with Monte at RightofTheDot.com. Mike and I had a conversation where he shared with me that many people […]

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Daily Poll: Will the “Chip” Market Make a Comeback?

Giuseppe Graziano published his market report this week, and it wasn’t great news for Chinese Premium “Chip” domain names. Ray Hackney wrote about this yesterday. I own a couple domain names that would be considered “Chips,” but I also think they are good for Western buyers as well. I don’t closely follow this market, so […]

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Namecheap hits $109.1 million revenue in 2017

One of the largest domain name registrars crossed the 9 figure mark in 2017. Domain name registrar Namecheap has been a big domain name registrar for a long time but didn’t always show up on top registrar lists because it was an Enom reseller. Now that it has pulled most of its domains onto its […]

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How a single Whois complaint got this registrar shitcanned

A British registrar has had its ICANN contract terminated after a lengthy, unprecedented fight instigated by a single complaint about the accuracy of a single domain’s Whois. Astutium, based in London and with about 5,000 gTLD domains under management, finally lost its right to sell gTLD domains last week, after an angry battle with ICANN […]

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Fast.ly sold for $5,149

Today: Looking to buy Quality domain names / How to check whois for .PE domains / Instant Cash – Buying quality .com domains! / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: UnsolvedMysteries.net – This sounds like an interesting domain name asset. I remember seeing a TV show […]

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